A coarse-grained theory of wrinkle patterns induced by geometric incompatibility

The smectic order of wrinkles
Authors: H. Aharoni, D. V. Todorova, O. Albarrán, L. Goehring, R. D. Kamien and E. Katifori
Nature Communications 8, 15809 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Benny Davidovitch, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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JCCM_December_2017_01

Measurements of the thermal edge conductance in a fractional quantized Hall state, with very surprising results at ν= 5/2

1. Observed quantization of anyonic heat flow
Authors: M. Banerjee, M. Heiblum, A. Rosenblatt, Y. Oreg, D. E. Feldman, A. Stern, and V. Umansky
Nature 545, 77 (2017)

2. Observation of half-integer thermal Hall conductance
Authors: M. Banerjee, M. Heiblum, V. Umansky, D. E. Feldman, Y. Oreg, and A. Stern
arXiv:1710.00492

Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University.
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JCCM_December_2017_02

“Neutral” Metals

1. Particle-hole symmetry reveals failed superconductivity in the metallic phase of two-dimensional superconducting films
Authors: N. P. Breznay and A. Kapitulnik
Science Advances 3 no.9, (2017)

2. A Bose metal has no cyclotron resonance
Authors: Y. Wang, I. Tamir, D. Shahar, and N. P. Armitage
arXiv:1708:01908

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, University of California, Riverside.
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JCCM_December_2017_03

Is FeSe a superconductor in the Bose-Einstein condensation limit?

1. Discovery of orbital-selective Cooper pairing in FeSe
Authors: P. O. Sprau, A. Kostin, A. Kreisel, A. E. Böhmer, V. Taufour, P. C. Canfield, S. Mukherjee, P. J. Hirschfeld, B. M. Andersen, J. C. Séamus Davis
Science, 357, 75–80 (2017)

2. Tuning across the BCS-BEC crossover in the multiband superconductor Fe1+ySexTe1-x: An angle-resolved photoemission study
Authors: Shahar Rinott, K. B. Chashka, Amit Ribak, Emile D. L. Rienks, Amina Taleb-Ibrahimi, Patrick Le Fevre, François Bertran, Mohit Randeria and Amit Kanigel
Science Advances, 3: e1602372 (2017)

3. Giant superconducting fluctuations in the compensated semimetal FeSe at the BCS–BEC crossover
Authors: S. Kasahara, T. Yamashita, A. Shi, R. Kobayashi, Y. Shimoyama, T. Watashige, K. Ishida, T. Terashima, T. Wolf, F. Hardy, C. Meingast, H. v. Löhneysen, A. Levchenko, T. Shibauchi and Y. Matsuda
Nature Communications 7, 12843 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, University of California, Berkeley.
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JCCM_November_2017_01

A possible quantum spin liquid in a spin-orbital entangled 2d magnet

Spin-Orbital Entangled Quantum Liquid on Honeycomb Lattice
Authors: K. Kitagawa, T. Takayama, Y. Matsumoto, A. Kato, R. Takano , Y. Kishimoto, S. Bette, R. Dinnebie, G. Jackeli, and H. Takagi
H. Takagi, KITP talk, Aug 2017

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee and T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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JCCM_November_2017_02

Switching Perspectives on Pattern Formation in Biology

Self-organized Notch dynamics generate stereotyped sensory organ patterns in Drosophila
Authors: Francis Corson, Lydie Couturier, Hervé Rouault, Khalil Mazouni, and François Schweisguth
Science 356, eaai7407 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by David K. Lubensky, University of Michigan.
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JCCM_November_2017_03

Membrane theory, revisited

Anomalous elasticity, fluctuations and disorder in elastic membranes
Authors: P. Le Doussal, and L. Radzihovsky
arXiv:1708.05723, Annals of Physics (In Press)

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, Imdea Nanscience, Madrid, and School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester.
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JCCM_October_2017_01

Pulse propagation at interfaces and their possible relevance for biology

Pulse propagation at interfaces and their possible relevance for biology
Authors: Bernhard Fichtl, Shamit Shrivastava, and Matthias F. Schneider
Scientific Reports 6, 22874 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Julian Kappler and Roland R. Netz, Freie Universität Berlin.
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JCCM_October_2017_02

A glimmer into Glasses

1. Two-level systems in evaporated amorphous silicon
Authors: D.R. Queen, X. Liu, J. Karel, H.C. Jacks, T.H. Metcalf, F. Hellman
J. Non-Cryst Sol 426, 19 (2015), arXiv:1506.04284v1

2. Supression of tunneling two-level systems in ultrastable glasses of indomethacin
Authors: Tomás Pérez-Castañeda, Cristian Rodríguez-Tinoco, Javier Rodríguez-Viejob, and Miguel A. Ramos
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111, 11275, (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California, Riverside.
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JCCM_October_2017_03

Angels & Demons: Majorana & Dirac fermions in a quantum Hall edge channel

1. A mechanism of e2/2h conductance plateau without 1D chiral Majorana fermions
Authors: Wenjie Ji and Xiao-Gang Wen
arXiv:1708.06214

2. Disorder-induced half-integer quantized conductance plateau in quantum anomalous Hall insulator–superconductor structures
Authors: Yingyi Huang, F. Setiawan, and Jay D. Sau
arXiv:1708.06752

Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Instituut-Lorentz, Leiden University.
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JCCM_September_2017_01

The Time for Disorder Has Come

Random Matrices and Complexity of Spin Glasses
Authors: Antonio Auffinger, Gérard Ben Arous, Jiří Černý
Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 66, 165-201 (2013)

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University.
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JCCM_September_2017_02

A jump in our understanding of quantum criticality in metals

Exact critical exponents for the antiferromagnetic quantum critical metal in two dimensions
Authors: Andres Schlief, Peter Lunts, and Sung-Sik Lee
Phys. Rev. X 7, 021010 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Andrey V Chubukov, University of Minnesota.
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JCCM_September_2017_03

Closing the Gap in Band Theory

Filling-Enforced Gaplessness in Band Structures of the 230 Space Groups
Authors: Haruki Watanabe, Hoi Chun Po, Michael P. Zaletel, and Ashvin Vishwanath
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 096404 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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JCCM_August_2017_01

Anomalous assembly of ill-fitting elements

1. Geometric frustration and compatibility conditions for two dimensional director fields
Authors: Idan Niv and Efi Efrati
arXiv:1706.08187

2. Geometrical frustration yields fibre formation in self-assembly
Authors: Martin Lenz and Thomas A. Witten
Nature Physics (2017) doi:10.1038/nphys4184

Recommended with a commentary by Gregory M. Grason, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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JCCM_August_2017_02

Iron-based Superconductivity: Towards Optimizing Tc through Orbital Selectivity

1. Discovery of orbital-selective Cooper pairing in FeSe
Authors: P. O. Sprau, A. Kostin, A. Kreisel, A. E. Böhmer, V. Taufour, P. C. Canfield, S. Mukherjee, P. J. Hirschfeld, B. M. Andersen, J. C. Séamus Davis
Science 357, 75 (2017)

2. Formation of Hubbard-like bands as a fingerprint of strong electron-electron interactions in FeSe
Authors: M. D. Watson, S. Backes, A. A. Haghighirad, M. Hoesch, T. K. Kim, A. I. Coldea, and R. Valenti
Phys. Rev. B 95, 081106(R) (2017)

3. Direct observation of dispersive lower Hubbard band in iron-based superconductor FeSe
Authors: D. V. Evtushinsky, M. Aichhorn, Y. Sassa, Z.-H. Liu, J. Maletz, T. Wolf, A. N. Yaresko, S. Biermann, S. V. Borisenko, and B. Büchner
arXiv:1612.02313

Recommended with a commentary by Qimiao Si, Rice University.
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JCCM_August_2017_03

Mobilizing Majorana fermions

Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure
Authors: Qing Lin He, Lei Pan, Alexander L. Stern, Edward C. Burks, Xiaoyu Che, Gen Yin, Jing Wang, Biao Lian, Quan Zhou, Eun Sang Choi, Koichi Murata, Xufeng Kou, Zhijie Chen, Tianxiao Nie, Qiming Shao, Yabin Fan, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Kai Liu, Jing Xia, and Kang L. Wang
Science 357, 294-299 (2017); arXiv:1606.05712

Recommended with a commentary by Jason Alicea, Caltech.
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JCCM_July_2017_01

A frictional transition is not fictional

Revealing the frictional transition in shear thickening suspensions
Authors: Cécile Cavaud, Antoine Bérut, Bloen Metzger, and Yoël Forterre
PNAS 114, 5147 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Bulbul Chakraborty, Brandeis University.
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JCCM_July_2017_02

Classic rock revival

1. High pressure floating-zone growth of perovskite nickelate LaNiO3 single crystals
Authors: Junjie Zhang, Hong Zheng, Yang Ren and J. F. Mitchell
arXiv:1705.00570

2. LaNiO3 – a highly metallic and antiferromagnetic strongly correlated transition metal oxide
Authors: Z. W. Li, H. Guo, Z. Hu, L. Zhao, C.-Y. Kuo, W. Schmidt, A. Piovano, T. W. Pi, D. I. Khomskii, L. H. Tjeng and A. C. Komarek
arXiv:1705.02589

Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB.
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JCCM_June_2017_01

New bound on the precision of the fractional charge in a fractional quantum Hall fluid

Direct Comparison of Fractional and Integer Quantized Hall Resistance
Authors: Franz J. Ahlers, Martin Götz, and Klaus Pierz
arXiv:1703.05213

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University.
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JCCM_June_2017_02

How cells overcome their topological troubles

Compaction and segregation of sister chromatids via active loop extrusion
Authors: Anton Goloborodko, Maxim V. Imakaev, John F. Marko, Leonid Mirny
eLife 5, e14864 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Helmut Schiessel, Leiden University.
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JCCM_June_2017_03

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